Ministerial adviser’s ‘interference’ delays laptops for students

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Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande.
Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande.


*Update: This article was amended on June 3 to reflect the apology to Nzimande and Nqandela.

Ministerial adviser Nqaba Nqandela’s shadow looms large over the R3.75 billion laptop tender sponsored by the department of higher education, science and technology to mitigate the impact of the national lockdown on the academic progress of poor students under government’s financial aid scheme.

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